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Save Our Seabirds

#25 of 143 things to do in Sarasota Features Animals
1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236-1000
+1 941-388-3010
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Bird rescue, rehabilitation, and release. Birds that are not releasable are given permanent homes in our Wild Bird Learning Center, where you can see up to 250 birds of 30 different species up close and personal every day. Family Friendly Pricing of $6 for adults, $4 for children age 4 to 12. Educational tours available upon prior request. (Former site of Pelican Man Bird Sanctuary)
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“injured birds” (26 reviews)
“sea birds” (59 reviews)
“mote aquarium” (40 reviews)
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1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236-1000
+1 941-388-3010
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite the name of this facility, many of the birds here are not seabirds. There are owls and hawks and vultures here, for instance. But there are also pelicans and cormorants and anhingas. Egrets too. What almost all of the birds share is an injury,...More

Thank Bunmaster2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love love love this place. You can tell they TRULY care about the birds they rehab/care for. They've got surrenders, birds whose owners couldn't or wouldn't care for them anymore , so they can't be wild. Birds whose injuries render them unable to thrive in...More

Thank Lacie R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We almost decided against this place when we began to enter and were told is was a separate entity from the aquarium and therefore there was an additional fee. But when my 3 year old started whining bc she wanted to see the birds, we...More

Thank chercaruso
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This is a rescue centre so you're not going for a facility with lots of extras, it's designed for the birds who live there and the humans visiting are secondary. That's just fine, and the personality and behaviour of many of the birds in the...More

Thank DWCardy
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful place to view injured birds that are not able to be released back to their habitat. Place is run by a group of caring staff that has made the "homes" of these injuries birds as natural as they can. Staff has named...More

Thank fptunder
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Hard to find, but was glad I mede the effort. Sanctuary for unreleasable birds, so you get up close views and behaviors; what was surprising was the number of wild birds that congregate there - great looks at black crowned night herons, cattle egrets and...More

Thank jiren2017
Reviewed 31 March 2017

See owls and sea birds up close in this unique place near the Mote Aquarium. On weekends you can almost touch them when they are brought out to meet the guests.

Thank tlc248
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I was surprised at the assortment of birds - large and small - that I was able to see at such close range. I was also happy to know that I was helping to contribute money to the care and rehabilitation of injured birds.

Thank 1VoiceInTheCrowd
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Save Our Seabirds is on the same site as the Mote Aquarium, but is a separate non-profit organization (you do get a discount if you've been to the Mote on the same day). The seabirds on display have come to SOS for rescue and for...More

Thank Kingston_Lou
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We just happened to stumble onto this attraction while visiting the Mote area. You do get to see a wide variety of birds in the enclosures seem large, clean, and stimulating for these birds that generally cannot be released back into the wild.

Thank robotropolis
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